The EGKC Championship

Since its inception, the EGKC has successfully run 11 full seasons of the EGKC championship. Season 12 has flagged off in November 2021 and this in-house championship is open to all employees of the Emirates Group and their dependents (spouse, children above 13, siblings, etc.).

The EGKC Championship is open to all Emirates Group employees and their dependents (spouse, children above 13, siblings, etc.).

IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN US AS THE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS WILL BE BASED ON ONLY YOUR THREE BEST RESULTS! (3 best hyperpole + 3 best sprint race + max 3 bonus points)

The races are planned as follows:

Round 1Friday, 19th November 2021Sahara Amusement, Sharjah
Round 2Friday, 10th DecemberSahara Amusement, Sharjah
Round 3Friday, 7th January 2022Yas Kartzone, Abu Dhabi
Round 4Friday, 21st January Yas Kartzone, Abu Dhabi
Round 5Friday, 4th FebruaryYas Kartzone, Abu Dhabi
Round 6Friday, 11th MarchVenue TBC

There are three categories:

Professionals, Amateurs, and Masters (above 35 years old)

You can choose to race in any category so that you will be able to race amongst those with your ability and skill level.

Two new tracks with multiple configurations – every round will be different!

Sahara Amusement Park in Sharjah offers forward and reverse directions, and Yas Kartzone has multiple configurations to choose from to make it all more exciting and challenging!

We’ll be racing in a brand new hybrid format!

Session 1 – 35-minute time trial “HYPERPOLE”

Session 2 – 10-minute Sprint Race

In session 1, drivers will be assigned karts by a random draw. This session classification is based on a single fastest lap, second fastest lap, third fastest lap, and so on. In this 35-minute time trial session, the driver is allowed to enter the pits for a kart change. Drivers will be awarded points (based on their category) according to the table from the previous season i.e. 75 points for first, 67 points for second, 60 points for third, etc.

In session 2, drivers will line up on the grid based on the previous session’s classification. Drivers will be assigned karts by a random draw. The format for this session is a 10-minute sprint race. Drivers will be awarded points (based on their category) according to the table from the previous season i.e. 75 points for first, 67 points for second, 60 points for third, etc.

Only your top three results of the Hyperpole and top three results of the Sprint Race will count towards the championship.

And, as in previous seasons, trophies will be awarded to the top three drivers in each category.


PAST SEASONS

SEASON 11 (2021)

The EGKC Championship Season 11 concluded with three new champions crowned.

In the Pro category, Maxime Seurat pipped Anthony Shanouk in the final round by 37 points after picking up pole position, two category wins, and a fastest lap bonus point. Darshane Dayaratne rounded up the top three.

In the Master category, Redza Jamil failed to defend his title after a masterclass performance by Julien Roudil throughout Season 11. Julien had picked up 610 points from a possible maximum of 627 from 7 wins out of 8 races he took part in. Fabio Davoli completed the top three after 2 perfect Ironman sessions picking up valuable championship points.

Benjamin Allison dominated the Amateur championship, picking up 615 points (out of a possible 627) winning 6 races and 3 perfect Ironman time-trial sessions. Hussain Alkhayat secured second position after a consistent performance throughout the season. Guillaume Haidan who had picked up a valuable second place in the final race secured third position by a mere 5 points.


EGKC SEASON 11 TROPHY WINNERS

Final Standings (18 Apr 2021)

 Professional CategoryPoints
1Maxime Seurat571
2Anthony Shanouk534
3Darshane Dayaratne461
4Andre Khoury452
5Sunny Hafiz385
6Sevag Balmanian306
7Mohd Zubair Hossain272
8Rudy Khoubbieh237
8Luka Demirovski237
10Rabih Santina223
10Jan Bobert223
12Aron Demirovski 202
13Husain Raj175
14Pavel Knittle150
15Yahidj Chady133
16Maxime Cimino130
17Hugo de Frutos Maeso88
18Mahmood Jaafar49
19Gustavo Ramirez39

 Amateur CategoryPoints
1Benjamin Allison615
2Hussain Alkhayat539
3Guillaume Haidan489
4Zuhier Hassan Zulkifli484
5Roberto Beni461
6Enzo Ashish240
7Simone Cacciatori141
8Michael Beuss139
9Sonny Dorian109
9David Vandekerhove109
11Matt Babic108
12Fadl Ezzeddine 84
13Alex Scerri 81
13Mateusz Todryk81
15Emad Raja78
16Don Munusinghe49

 Masters CategoryPoints
1Julien Roudil610
2Redza Jamil553
3Fabio Davoli414
4Peter Francis368
5Blaise Hilty361
6James Fleming304
7Hissam Khan280
8Aroosh Naqvi208
9Luca Alifredi 143
10Wade Shepherd 87
11John Papadopoulos84

SEASON X (2019-20)

Final standings:

Professional Category
CHAMPION – Jiby Kuriakose 618 points
2nd Place – Nabil Jamil 503 points
3rd Place – Aron Demirovski 493 points

Amateur Category
CHAMPION – Manu Mathew 657 points
2nd Place – Sevag Balmanian 616 points
3rd Place – Andre Khoury 595 points

Master Category
CHAMPION – Redza Jamil 640 points
2nd Place – Fabio Davoli 622 points
3rd Place – Peter Francis 587 points

Final Championship Table


 

SEASON 9 (2018-19)

EGKC S9R9

 Professional Category

Champion – Tom Raw

2nd Place – John Barsi

3rd Place – Hugo de Frutos Maeso

Amateur Category

Champion – Bernardo de Carvalho

2nd Place – Darshane Dayaratne

3rd Place – Peter Francis

Masters Category

Champion – Alex Scerri

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SEASON 8 (2017-18)

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 Professional Category

Champion – Jiby Kuriakose

2nd Place – Maxime Seurat

3rd Place – Ashar Tareen

4th Place – John Barsi

5th Place – Fulvio Parrilli

Amateur Category

Champion – Maxime Cimino

2nd Place – Nabil Jamil

3rd Place – Hesham Elwahsh

4th Place – Atli Gudmundsson

5th Place – Darshane Davaratne

Fastest Guest – Peter Francis

Fastest Lady – Miwa Yoshida

Fastest Lap (Dubai Kartdrome Outdoor Track)

Amateur Category – Hesham Elwahsh (1:10.995)

Professional Category – Dany Hokayem (1:10.154)

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SEASON 7 (2016-17)

Season 7 finale

Series 75

Champion – Jiby Kuriakose

2nd place – Sai Prakash

3rd place – Maxime Seurat

4th place – Henry Jenkins

5th place – Ashar Tareen

Series 85

Champion – Fulvio Parrilli

2nd place – Fabio Davoli

3rd place – Hugo De Frutos

4th place – Redza Jamil

5th place – Asim Ashraf


SEASON 6 (2015-16)

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Series 75

Champion – Jiby Kuriakose

2nd place – Mohd Zubair Hossain

3rd place – Alex Sy

4th place – Maxime Seurat

5th place – Dany Hokayem

Series 85

Champion – John Barsi

2nd place – Redza Jamil

3rd place – Fulvio Parrilli

4th place – Jose Borges

5th place – Alain Schootbrugge


SEASON 5 (2014-15)

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Normals (minimum 75kgs)

Champion – Jiby Kuriakose

2nd place – Mohd Zubair Hossain

3rd place – Maxime Seurat

4th place – Redza Jamil

5th place – Tom Raw

Heavies (minimum 85kgs)

Champion – John Barsi

2nd place – Dany Hokayem

3rd place – Fabio Davoli

4th place – Keith Janaway

5th place – Sachin Kumar


SEASON 4 (2013-14)

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Normals (minimum 75kgs)

Champion – Jiby Kuriakose

2nd place – Nadir Ahmed Abdullah

3rd place – Tom Soubiron

4th place – Alex Sy

5th place – Preston Schumann

Heavies (minimum 85kgs)

Champion – Mohd Zubair Hossain

2nd place – Dany Hokayem

3rd place – Keith Janaway

4th place – John Barsi

5th place – Redza Jamil


SEASON 3 (2012-2013)

Season 3 R7

Normals (minimum 75kgs)

Champion – Tom Soubiron

2nd place – Jiby Kuriakose

3rd place – Alex Sy

4th place – Jade Grech

5th place – Sai Prakash

Heavies (minimum 85kgs)

Champion – Mohd Zubair Hossain

2nd place – Keith Janaway

3rd place – Luca Lucchesi

4th place – Sachin Kumar

5th place – Dany Hokayem


SEASON 2 (2011-12)

Season 2 championship

Normals (<80kgs)

Champion – Nadir Ahmed Abdullah

2nd place – Jiby Kuriakose

3rd place – Sai Prakash

 4th place – Mohammed Hanif

5th place – Eric Zimmerman

Heavies (80kgs and more)

Champion – Mohd Zubair Hossain

2nd place – Luca Lucchesi

3rd place – Keith Janaway

4th place – Amit Prasad

5th place – Damiano Tolomelli


SEASON 1 (2011)

Season 1 championship

Champion – Nadir Ahmed Abdullah

2nd place – Jiby Kuriakose

3rd place – Pavel Knittle

4th place – Sai Prakash

5th place – Damiano Tolomelli